Drive along this stunning route, where the Canterbury Plains meet the Southern Alps and find a rare kind of heaven.
On one side, serene pastures and fields; on the other side, the rock-solid beauty of New Zealand's longest, highest mountain range.
Opportunities for outdoor fun can be found at every turn - bring your fishing rod, hiking boots, bike and sense of adventure.
Inland Scenic Route 72 journeys from Amberley, north of Christchurch, to the rural town of Winchester in the South.
You can download an exciting 6-day itinerary to help you explore all that the Inland Scenic Highway offers.